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Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
7:00 PM
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Boulevard

4.7
6734 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Since its opening in 1993, Boulevard restaurant has been hailed as one of the best restaurants in San Francisco. Created in partnership with designer Pat Kuleto, the elegant, yet warm and welcoming interior of Boulevard is the essence of the Belle Époque style. It is a glorious setting for Chef Nancy Oakes hearty, flavorful, beautiful cuisine. American regional flavors, French influenced style, enthralling design, form the entire experience at Boulevard. Located in the heart of the San Francisco's revived waterfront area, the historic Audiffred Building is the ideal home for Boulevard. Among many wards received, Boulevard was proud to announce being granted the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant 2012.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Served:
Monday - Friday 11:30 - 2:15

Dinner Served:
Sunday - Wednesday 5:30 - 9:30
Thursday - Saturday 5:30 -10:00
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Phone number
(415) 543-6084
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nancy Oakes
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Private party facilities
Private parties in L'Avenue evoke the same award-winning dining experience as Boulevard itself. The private dining room menus change continually with the seasons in order to bring you the freshest and most interesting food possible. The rooms exhibit all of the Belle Époque charm of Boulevard.
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Private party contact
Pamela McGee: (877) 389-3455
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Cross street
Steuart St.
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Parking details
Street Parking available for Boulevard
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6735 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding service with traditional values. We asked questions about the cocktails and the waiter was forthcoming and later the waiter corrected his understanding
of the unique liquor flavors in the cocktail menu. The meal flavor profiles were exquisite and worth every penny. I will come back again and highly recommend Boulevard. In fact, you leave craving the eloquent amazing meal we experienced

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I was there several years ago and it was fantastic - It's great to see that they have maintained high quality and great service.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was good but not outstanding. I expected more in terms of flavor

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Really enjoy this restaurant. Next time want to sit at counter where you can watch the chefs up close.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Really great food and service, but way too noisy. Skip it if you or someone in your party has hearing difficulties and you want to have conversation.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was delicious and the service amazing. A little loud and disappointed about this for the money you spend. Huge staff was impressive to watch. Food was good. But not spectacular.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent. Comfortable seating. Lively atmosphere.

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1.0Dined 4 days ago

Would not currently recommend. Food was so bad and cold it had to be sent back. Waiter was so-so. Havre been eating here for 25 years and now know why they lost their Michelin Star rating back in 2016. For $100 per person, too many other great restaurants. Will not be returning. Sad! End of an era.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We took my mother-in-law here for a birthday. It was a great experience, and we all enjoyed the food and the experience very much. My spouse and her mother had the duck breast, and I had the lamb T-bone, which was served off-the-bone.

The duck and the lamb, along with the side dishes, and our appetizers (poke, escargot, and beet salad, respectively), were delicious. The only downside was that the off-the-bone lamb T-bone had a few really gristly parts. My own preference would have been to get the T-bone with the bone in, and then carve up the meat on my own terms, in which case the gristly bits wouldn't have bothered me. As it was, I had gristle stuck in my teeth for most of the meal.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, the waiter did not rush us so we had a relaxing dinner with friends that we have not seen in several years, the atmosphere was elegant and we could have a nice conversation and hear ourselves without shouting, it was a lovely dinner! The waiter made several excellent recommendations when asked and everything was delicious and expertly plated!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wish the reservationist who calls to confirm would be nicer, not as abrupt on the phone. Otherwise, an ever-classic and wonderful place for any meal!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Lamblicious!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My favorite restaurant in a city full of great restaurants! One of the oldest and one of the most consistent. I’ve never had a bad meal at Boulevard. Congratulations to chef Nancy Oakes for her ability to produce consistently delicious food throughout the years!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I really feel that it is the best restaurant in SF

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

long time fan of boulevard. Dinner was mostly excellent , but pork chop was a bit tough.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great food and service. We let them know through OpenTable that we were there to celebrate a birthday, and there was a birthday card from the staff waiting for us on our table when we arrived.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2018

I would call this place a "foo-foo" restaurant. Ambiance is nice. Food looks pretty. But not much substance in the dishes. My GF and I ordered the avocado salad and the baked/grilled halibut (we split both). The Avocado salad was essentially a few small chunks of avocado, mixed in with shredded lettuce and cabbage, and a light dressing. Price was About $16 for less than a dollar in ingredients. Very disappointing. The Halibut came with some wild rice and baked cauliflower, in a lemon sauce. Small portion of fish, and the small pieces of cauli were too much on the "crunchy" side, and the rice was, well, rice. Thirty nine dollars. If you want a restaurant where "appearance" matters more than "substance," well, this is the place for you.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

The food was outstanding - beautifully presented, tasted superb, and nice amount. The flavors went together very well. Wine was outstanding - tasted 2 pinots and 2 cabs. Atmosphere is really nice too - classy place, but not too stuffy. Prices are pretty high, so for us, it was more of a special occasion. Worth it though!!!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Boulevard has been one of my go-to restaurants in SF for many years. Their team came through for us yet again, from the moment we entered until we left. Boulevard's wine selection and wine professionals would make the place worth a visit even if the food weren't quite as good ... but it is SO good and so well presented that dining there is just a delight. My wife and I love this place and plan to come back again and again.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great experience & great food. Will recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Consistently high quality food over the 20+ years its been in business, the food is always delicious & well-resented, the staff is well-prepared, the ambiance is lovely.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Boulevard used to be extraordinary. But it was just good food this time. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This is a great restaurant. I came with my family with two kids. Even though they are the only children in the restaurant. It didn't seem too odd to be in there. All the servers are friendly. We had a great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a lovely lunch to celebrate a birthday. The service was first class and the food delicious. Highly recommend the Boulevard.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

fabulous food, ambience, and service. What more could one want?

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

This is probably our tenth visit to Boulevard over its many years in business. How do you say food is outstanding as usual. How do you say service was outstanding as usual. The one note that was off was wine service in which we asked for a little guidance and were disappointed by the sommelier's choice.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Superb food and service - very attentive and helpful for this single diner.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Boulevard remains a classy great place for a good meal and/or celebration. The menu is extensive enough and the wine list incredible. We had a nice birthday dinner and good service.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food and service. I highly recommend it for lunch .

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The Boulevard is always a spectacular dinner event. We have been dining there since it opened. The preparation is perfect. The restaurant has very high standards, always the finest quality of food. I particularly enjoy the expertly prepared purees on every dish. My husband and I feel it is the best in the City. And of course the ambiance is great and the servers are knowledgeable and friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

As always - excellent service - very good food and great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Even though 20 years on Nancy O continues to deliver. Food on point, menu changes daily, even though I missed the beef cheeks and scallops, the choices perfect, the lamb delicious, and wine suggestion inspired. Going back next week. Consistently in my top 5.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great menu choices and service. Courteous and considerate staff
Excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I lived in the Bay Area and ate at the counter by the kitchen on the day Boulevard opened. I keep coming back whenever I'm in SF. It is a fabulous restaurant--one of the best!

On this visit I brought a friend newly moved to the Bay Area from Paris for her first visit. She loved it although thought the portions were massive compared to Paris.

On the whole everything was great but I think that the kitchen is not trying as hard. For example, the tuna crudo was very tasty but just kind of dumped on the plate. The lamb chop was off the bone & perfectly cooked but not really arranged in the center of the plate but piled on one side. My friend's duck was arranged perfectly. No explanation but not what I expected.

I'll definitely return but I was a bit disappointed.

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Meeting friends from Scotland on their first visit to San Francisco. The food was adequate but not particulaly special. The service was erratic and the prices were to high for the value.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

What can I say, Boulevard never disappoints. Our dining experience with Dennis (our server) was very memorable. Dennis always makes great recommendations and offers an explanation as to what you are about to enjoy. It feels like I always try something new every time I visit Boulevard. Great place for a date or a nice dinner with friends. The duck was amazing! Will come visit again very soon.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Boulevard offers the atmosphere of a French bistro and a menu that features local California ingredients. The noise level is neither too quiet nor too loud. Many tables have a view of the illuminated Bay Bridge or the Ferry Building. The abalone appetizer was amazing. Main dishes (lamb and duck) were cooked to perfection. Service was good. Don't miss the "Interesting" section of the wine list or the selection of cheeses. I would definitely dine there again.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Boulevard is one of our two favorite places in San Francisco. It is beautiful and the menu is creative. It might help to have one more recognizable 1st course soup or salad. The entree choices are excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Boulevard never disappoints! The food was once again over the top and the location was perfect for our stay at the Hyatt Embarcadero. It was my 60th birthday! When I picked up my menu there was a little card wishing me a Happy Birthday from the restaurant. That's great attention to detail. My husband had the Halibut and it was perfect. I am a vegan. I asked our waiter if there was a vegan menu. There is not. But he said that one of the waitress had asked the chef to make the risotto vegan and he did. He asked the chef if he would make it for me. It was green with asparagus on top and shaved all over were truffles! It was delicious

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